Listen: Bikini Red / The Screaming Blue Messiahs ScreamingBlueBikiniRed.mp3
Brilliant single. Please listen all the way through. Try to find one for your collection as well. Howard and I picked up their option from WEA UK, allowing us to release their records via Elektra. Not only were the albums great, so too were the guys. Bill Carter is one of the most talented fellows ever. They needed a tour to support the first US release in ’87. I had an idea. Ask Lux and Ivy if The Cramps would be interested in the band supporting their summer US dates. The answer: Yes! Bang, we killed two birds with one stone. The Messiahs had a hot tour, and Howard and/or I could use Elektra’s money to ‘cover’ as many dates as possible on behalf of the label. We ended up seeing the package many, many times. Well done.